Re-learning how to walk 289 days after surviving a deadly virus – BBC News

Mekala Osborne caught a Cambodian forest virus, which caused necrotising pneumonia, while travelling in South East Asia last September.

Doctors put her into a coma and moved her to Singapore, where she was given a 5% chance of survival.

The 22-year-old was then flown back to Edinburgh where she’s been recovering ever since – trying to stay positive on her own under lockdown – and she’s been learning to walk again after nine months.

This is her recovery story.

Video by Imran Rahman-Jones

Interview by Manish Pandey

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